FAQ Buyer


How does Beat the Price make money?

Beat The Price receive a modest commission from the winning dealer.

What happens to my trade in?

Beat The Price sees the trade in/second hand vehicle as a separate transaction. The best deals are done when dealer does not have to equity the risk involved in a used car into the pricing of the new one. With the multitude of used car selling/buying sites available we could recommend someone if need be. We have relationships with some of the sites.

What personal information do I need to give?

We just require your contact info. Thus we require your Name, Surname and Contact Details.

How soon will I hear back from you?

We normally respond the same day or if your request was over a weekend/Public Holiday you will be contacted on the following day or Monday.

Are the dealers on Beat The Price reputable?

Beat the Price only does business with manufacturer approved new car dealers. The standards set by the manufacturers are so strict that we feel confident in stating that they are highly reputable.

What happens if I decide not to buy?

You will not be held to any purchase as you have not committed to anything by submitting your enquiry details to us.

Why does Beat The Price specialize in new vehicles only?

As Beat the Price uses a reverse auction to get dealers to bid against each other for exactly the same vehicle, we cannot apply this on second hand cars. 2017 Nissan Micra with 22000km in Cape Town could be totally different to the same car in Pietersburg. For a reverse auction to be effective the products need to be the same.

How does Beat The Price assist me with financing?

Beat the Price has a business relationship with the highly respected financial service provider, Seriti. Seriti offers a platform to the motor industry to send application for finance to finance banks. Thus, we can assist in getting your application processed before your auction has been completed.

What if I want to cancel my enquiry?

If you cancel your enquiry we will surely miss you but you have no obligation to anyone. We look forward to assisting you in future.

What does the Indicative Price mean?

Indicative price is seen as the ruling price of that model at the specified date. This is just a indication of what the normal manufacturers recommended price is.

May I request more than vehicle at a time?

You can request and additional vehicle of a different make and model. Once you have completed your first request, you have the option of adding another vehicle using the same details you have filled in.
Once the request has run it's course and closed, you can request more vehicles.

Will my information be shared with all of your dealers?

We don’t share your information with any of the dealers during the auction period and will only provide the winning dealer with your information once the auction has successfully completed. You may request contact with more than one dealer.

Will I receive the winning dealer’s contact information?

We share your provided details with the dealer and the transaction is concluded between yourself and the dealer. We also send you the dealer's information.

How long has Beat The Price been providing its unique service?

We have been operational for since March 2017 and hope to be your buying portal for years to come.

What happens if I decide to buy later?

If you put your purchase of for later, we recommend you reload a new inquiry when ready, as pricing is very time dependent.

What saving could I expect?

Savings from a few thousands to hundreds of thousands have been achieved.

What are the costs to the buyer?

There are no cost to the buyer for using our service.

Why do you ask about driver license?

Most buyers require finance and the financing banks require insurance and you will not be able to get insurance on your name if you do not have a valid drivers license.

Could you help me arrange insurance?

Yes we could help you arrange insurance, just tick box: Would you like us to arrange insurance?

What is included in the price I receive?

We have a arrangement with our dealers that they have to make a price that includes delivery to your specified area. The only extra price would be for licencing and registration in your name. Also if extras are added after the initial pricing it could also increase your price.

Why is my enquiry open to dealers from anywhere?

We hope to get you the best price nationally, as some vehicles sell better in some areas, we hope we can get your preferred vehicle from a dealer where this could apply. When you open your enquiry to the whole of the country you will get the best price.

How will my vehicle be delivered to me?

After arranging delivery dealers could opt to drive your vehicle to you or get it delivered by car carrier.

Why does Beat The Price require a colour?

Sometimes your required colour could have limited stock and this could drive up the price. We recommend adding extra color options.

What should I do if the dealer does not have my exact vehicle?

Dealers generally will do their best to match the vehicle you have configured on Beat the Price, but many times they will not have an exact match for the car you are looking to purchase. This is not the dealer's fault, but rather a challenge with the way vehicles are manufactured and marketed. While some vehicles are produced in large numbers, other vehicles are produced in smaller numbers. To further complicate things, many options or colors will be produced in even more limited combinations. This creates a great deal of confusion for buyers that want a very specific configuration. Ultimately this can affect your expectations when contacting a dealer, so it may be helpful to keep an open mind about what the dealer may be offering as an alternative.